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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 193385
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Date:24-JAN-1942
Time:day
Type:Percival Proctor Ia
Owner/operator:755 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: P6140
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Heol Gam Road, Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMS Kestrel, RNAS Worthy Down, Hampshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed & burnt out 24 January 1942 at St. Brides Minor, Heol Gam Road, Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales, killing the pilot Sub Lt (A) David Edgar Welbury RNVR, and seriously injuring the other occupant (Royal Navy Observer, un-named). Pilot Buried Coity (St. Mary) Churchyard.

Sources:

1. http://www.ggat.org.uk/timeline/pdf/Military%20Aircraft%20Crash%20Sites%20in%20Southeast%20Wales.pdf
2. Royal Fleet Air Arm Museum Database, RNAS Yeovilton,
3. RCAHMW Digital Collections at http://www.faaroh.wales.htm
4. https://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1942-01JAN.htm
5. http://historypoints.org/index.php?page=bridgend-war-memorial
6. https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2717186/DAVID%20EDGAR%20WELBURY/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Feb-2017 18:19 ORD Added
13-Feb-2018 21:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
27-Oct-2018 19:34 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
24-May-2019 21:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
26-Sep-2020 15:26 john lee Updated [Location]
04-Jan-2021 20:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]

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